1st Nov 2017, 22:06
Steven, I like the site and I agree it's fine as it is. I think what's happened here though and happens in a few other comment sections are people commenting or reviewers sometimes not being quite clear what they mean.
I'm the guy that had a comment or two defending high mileage cars. In regards to why I think this is possible, I'd like to clarify a few things;
Maintenance - Oil changes, cam belt changes, bulbs, etc.
Wear and Tear - Any suspension part, tyres, exhaust, battery, etc.
Faults/Major failures - Head gaskets (debatable, could be wear and tear on very high mileage cars, but definitely an unexpected fault on a low mileage car), any major gearbox trouble, sudden engine failure, recurring electrical faults, etc.
A mechanic or anyone that has had cars for many years will likely tell you the same. My list is by no means exhaustive, but if you ever did change the fault section Steven, maybe the above as a template and a general guide would be a nice idea before a reviewer enters such details. Also since most people buy and review used cars, I think that's another reason why you might see a review with a high mileage car and they only list the faults and wear and tear while they have had the car, not knowing its previous history of repairs.
Anyways, keep the reviews and comments coming, that's what it's all about - sharing ideas/reviews and general car talk, I still think this is one of the best car review sites out there.
1st Nov 2017, 23:22
Thanks for the update, Steven. I'm sure you have a more complete and global view of the situation. There is indeed a small fraction of people that will always be more partisan and perhaps less objective in these reviews.